- Yield: 4 servings
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
Baked yuca fries
You may have tried and probably loved yuca fries in a restaurant, but you have hesitated to gather up the necessary supplies and deal with the mess at home. Here's a recipe for baked yuca fries that's healthier and just as tasty.
- Nonfat cooking spray
- yuca - 2 large
- olive oil - 2 tbs
- chili powder - 1/2 tsp
- salt - 1 tsp
- pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Preheat oven to 450° F. Cover a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- With a steel vegetable peeler, take off the yuca skin and ends. Cut in half lengthwise. With the steel end of the peeler or a paring knife, cut out any strings. A good place to start is at the top of the root. Cut into long 1/2"-thick pieces.
- In a large saucepan over high heat, cover the yuca slices with 2" of water. Stir in salt. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Using a sieve, drain the yuca. Rinse with cold water.
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, chili powder, salt and pepper.
- Place the yuca back in the saucepan. Pour the olive oil sauce over it, and toss lightly to coat.
- Place the yuca on the baking sheet in one layer. Bake for 15 minutes.
- With tongs or a pancake flipper, flip the yuca and bake for another 15 minutes.
- Serve warm.